Weeeeelcome to Wednesday. I went to a pretty shitty bar last night where they sang along to Blink 182 and flipped a cup in an aggressive drinking game. All pretty embarrassing stuff. You either drink it casually, or you neck it. Don’t gamify the beer, it’s unbefitting.
Going through some of the reactions to the notion of Arsene Wenger leaving online was quite interesting. It’s funny how much fear is associated with change. It’s also interesting how Wenger has created the cult of the satisfied. As someone who works in advertising, you look at it and can only marvel… he sells a mediocre product brazenly, and we lap it up like a orphan child given their first family Christmas.
… imagine Arsene Wenger in agency land?
‘Picture it guys… ‘4th best in the market, premium price’… people will pay for it, and then when others suggest there is better, our ‘advocates’ will slam them and say, ‘careful what you wish for”
You’d call him crazy. Or genius. We’d call him genius and give him a birdcage office in the sky. He’d get 8 Cannes Lions and he’d be the ad-man with no clothes on. We’d ignore it, becuase we’d all be AKB.
Anyway, jokes aside, I think you see half the problem we have here… a large chunk of fans are too nice. Or too comfortable. I guess that maybe part of the atmosphere problem we have at the club. Madrid and Barcelona fans would be setting cars alight and throwing dead pigs heads at the dugout if Arsene Wenger was being kept on for another season. Our fans are questioning whether Wenger could replace Laurent Blanc or Zinedine Zidane at the end of the season.
I mean, fucking hell. As a starter, people don’t realise that Arsene Wenger didn’t even make the final shortlist to replace Frank Rijkaard in 2007, 3 years after going invincible. He’s not been considered for Bayern Munich twice, and if he was considered for Paris, which his agent will not doubt seed to the media before he signs a new 3 year deal… it’d be sentimental. Because look at the basics… super elite clubs demand you challenge for the Champions League. Wenger has made two semi finals in 20 attempts. He’s not getting any younger. I’d imagine if you were PSG, it’d be better to give a younger coach with fresh ideas a go than a man in his late sixties a go with 20 years of failure under his belt… that including failure with the best Premier League team of all time.
Anyway, enough about Arsene Wenger, I’m boring myself about something I can’t change.
It’ll be interesting to see who we sign this summer. Wenger is going to go on a purge. The training ground hot rumour is Xhaka… but Henry Winter seems to think Kante is on the radar? Remember that time we all thought we were going to sign Ben Arfa, then we nipped in for Samir Nasri? Banter. Interesting that Ben Arfa is literally the most electric player in France at the moment.
Talking of France again, great to see PSG get knocked out of the Champions League. Glad to see Ibrahimovic looking sluggish. Dare to Zlatan my arse… Key point is at least we have one team in the semi finals. I mean, a pretty average team at the moment. But a team. We can save the death of the Prem chat for at least a month… then City will get spanked.
Anyway, enough words from me for today! Have a great day.